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Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by AtomSmasher » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:31 pm

pineappletribe wrote:forgot to mention Blim n all.. liked his stuff :)
Yup - 'Chronologic' is one of my top 5 tunes of all time (breaks or otherwise).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fFGrQTBlsQ

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Re: Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by Matt Clarke » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:51 pm

I stopped buying vinyl around 1996 I think. Last few were probably the jump jungle stuff coming out on early Urban Takeover.

Started again in 1998 with a load of big anthem Dutch trance. Stuff coming out on labels like Additive, Tsunami, Neo, Xtravaganza, Data. Stopped about around late 2000 as even I couldn't tell the tunes apart any more.

Honestly stopped listening to new stuff now. Tends to be music in the gym they play over the speakers. Quite a lot of Jungley sounding tunes recently strangely enough.

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Re: Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by ian saunders » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:18 am

The breaks scene has always remained a bit of a mystery to me. I've never met a single person who knew the scene existed, what the records were, who the hell were making them. I gave it go around 1997-98ish but found the records quite boring.

What is the breaks scene? I'm not overstating it here, it seems to be a scene that's not really a scene.

Anyway, I stopped with happy hardcore after 98 (though I stayed with Kniteforce when they came back). Stopped DnB about the same time. I quite liked the whole big beat thing, but that seemed to disappear.

Basically, when I'm not listening to old rave I'm listening to a lot of old soul & funk.

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Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by Traffic Cone » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:01 pm

for me, that time after 1993 is almost the best time for dance music in general. in that i find i like nearly all styles of it at that time.

hardcore - i love everything from the happy english breakbeat, to the scottish/dutch stuff, and right through to the extremes on the hardcore techno side. in particular nasenbluten. 94-96 probably the best times for that music, if not 94-98.

but jungle and d&b i've come to also love and of course 94-95 there's loads of great stuff. although here i lose interest past about 96 - techstep's a bit too clinical and minimal, and jumpup is just awful :D but then it was not long after that where breakcore started to develop. and i love that too.

and even outside of that - i'm not hugely into house but i do like 94-95 stuff. trance mostly not my thing but mid 90s hardtrance (m-zone style) i love (and there's some crossover into breakbeat / uk happy here, even). even stuff like big beat was great!

i basically have the music taste of someone about ten years older really :D stopped following new stuff really only a couple of years ago. i have heard a fair bit of random things i like - from weird new jungle / breaksy stuff, to some of the "mutant bass" type stuff (Rrrritalin, mostly). i'm sure there's people i'd like i should find out about but i'm becoming stuck in the past i guess. happens to everyone eventually i guess!

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Re: Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by Traffic Cone » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:17 pm

ian saunders wrote:The breaks scene has always remained a bit of a mystery to me. I've never met a single person who knew the scene existed, what the records were, who the hell were making them. I gave it go around 1997-98ish but found the records quite boring.

What is the breaks scene? I'm not overstating it here, it seems to be a scene that's not really a scene.
i think a lot of the early breaks / breakbeat stuff would also have been "big beat" at the time. not just UK artists, but also american (crystal method, omar santana), dutch (junkie xl, eboman). i think the dutch called it "chemical", i guess because of the chemical brothers...i've no idea what that scene would have been here though. i really like the music but don't really have many mixes of it.

then i guess by the late 90s it had become nu-skool breaks, and the production moved away from breakbeat samples and made more techy i guess? it definitely was a scene though. loads of the people i know through raving on USH gravitated to breaks when they lost interest in happy hardcore. i think it's been killed off by dubstep, future garage (still love how stupid that name is) and the like these days.

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Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by lentrix » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:22 pm

Maybe im sad - but i've never been into anything else tbh.
91-94 rave then 94-96/7 jungle and then D'n'B

Now all i listen to is a mix of the above - 'Old Skool' and some of the new 'liquid style' (eg Hospital Records) DnB.

I've just never really liked anything else enough to get into it ....

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Re: Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by AtomSmasher » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:04 pm

Traffic Cone wrote:
ian saunders wrote:The breaks scene has always remained a bit of a mystery to me. I've never met a single person who knew the scene existed, what the records were, who the hell were making them. I gave it go around 1997-98ish but found the records quite boring.

What is the breaks scene? I'm not overstating it here, it seems to be a scene that's not really a scene.
i think a lot of the early breaks / breakbeat stuff would also have been "big beat" at the time. not just UK artists, but also american (crystal method, omar santana), dutch (junkie xl, eboman). i think the dutch called it "chemical", i guess because of the chemical brothers...i've no idea what that scene would have been here though. i really like the music but don't really have many mixes of it.

then i guess by the late 90s it had become nu-skool breaks, and the production moved away from breakbeat samples and made more techy i guess? it definitely was a scene though. loads of the people i know through raving on USH gravitated to breaks when they lost interest in happy hardcore. i think it's been killed off by dubstep, future garage (still love how stupid that name is) and the like these days.
When i first got into it, it had a whole lot of elements mixed into one form that i really enjoyed - Hardcore, techno, electro,breakbeats etc. all at a decent, easily accessible BPM.
As with most scenes, at the beginning there were loads of decent tunes, all slightly different (one of my early favourites was 'Funky as Fuck' by High Prime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiTgdzdOP3w), some more electro, some more big beat, some funky, some techy, some garagey....I remember Rennie Pilgrim playing Egyptian Empire at Friction and the place going ballistic.....
But as with most forms of music, producers zone in on certain elements, the scene fragments and starts getting stale (sound familiar?).
I ended up buying a lot more dark/techy/housey stuff (Meat Katie was one of my favourite DJs) as time went on, although I always bought anything by Plump DJs.
Its always greeted with blank looks when I try and explain it - although around 2003 - 2006 there were a lot of decent nights on (Eargasm & Hum being 2 examples)
If anyones interested i can point you in the direction of plenty of quality tunegae.....

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Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by c_funk » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:50 pm

have always beein into other stuff alongside hardcore but i would guess i listened to even more hip hop and dnb/jungle.

also dubstep in its earlier years

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Re: Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by Traffic Cone » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:52 pm

AtomSmasher wrote: Its always greeted with blank looks when I try and explain it - although around 2003 - 2006 there were a lot of decent nights on (Eargasm & Hum being 2 examples)
If anyones interested i can point you in the direction of plenty of quality tunegae.....
yeah i think that's around when a lot of the people i know got into it. i remember not minding some of the stuff in the breaks room at raindance (also the one area which wasn't suffocatingly hot past about 2am). quite like that tune you posted.

the stuff i really like is like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auWbz0atKXE - love that one in particular. that and the entire first Propellerheads album :D i did have a plump DJs CD that came free with mixmag that i caned when i was younger...

i think the good stuff in that vein is great cos it has that feel of hardcore with the breaks and the mix of different influences, but just done in a, well, funky way. but when it's cheesy or boring it's awful. (and that's not even considering rave breaks!)

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Re: Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by Restless » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:03 pm

AtomSmasher wrote:
Traffic Cone wrote:
ian saunders wrote:The breaks scene has always remained a bit of a mystery to me. I've never met a single person who knew the scene existed, what the records were, who the hell were making them. I gave it go around 1997-98ish but found the records quite boring.

What is the breaks scene? I'm not overstating it here, it seems to be a scene that's not really a scene.
i think a lot of the early breaks / breakbeat stuff would also have been "big beat" at the time. not just UK artists, but also american (crystal method, omar santana), dutch (junkie xl, eboman). i think the dutch called it "chemical", i guess because of the chemical brothers...i've no idea what that scene would have been here though. i really like the music but don't really have many mixes of it.

then i guess by the late 90s it had become nu-skool breaks, and the production moved away from breakbeat samples and made more techy i guess? it definitely was a scene though. loads of the people i know through raving on USH gravitated to breaks when they lost interest in happy hardcore. i think it's been killed off by dubstep, future garage (still love how stupid that name is) and the like these days.
When i first got into it, it had a whole lot of elements mixed into one form that i really enjoyed - Hardcore, techno, electro,breakbeats etc. all at a decent, easily accessible BPM.
As with most scenes, at the beginning there were loads of decent tunes, all slightly different (one of my early favourites was 'Funky as fcuk' by High Prime https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiTgdzdOP3w), some more electro, some more big beat, some funky, some techy, some garagey....I remember Rennie Pilgrim playing Egyptian Empire at Friction and the place going ballistic.....
But as with most forms of music, producers zone in on certain elements, the scene fragments and starts getting stale (sound familiar?).
I ended up buying a lot more dark/techy/housey stuff (Meat Katie was one of my favourite DJs) as time went on, although I always bought anything by Plump DJs.
Its always greeted with blank looks when I try and explain it - although around 2003 - 2006 there were a lot of decent nights on (Eargasm & Hum being 2 examples)
If anyones interested i can point you in the direction of plenty of quality tunegae.....
Mate I'd love you to point me in the direction of some tunes! :-)

Brothers Bud, Stantons, General Midi, Drummatic Twins (Shades Of Rhythm), Freq Nasty - All class. I like the darker, techier stuff. Also fond of the party side of things (without it being too bootleg heavy).

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Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by c_funk » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:13 pm

this was always a personal from 2001, samples an elctro tune i dont know the name of!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsHvGsv88-g

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Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by AtomSmasher » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:35 am

Some older, some newer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ULv08OcuFo
BT - SmartBomb (Plump DJs Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMMLUCNYkfI
Plump DJs - Kiss My Bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1YPKi4z44I
New Order - Cyrstal (Lee Coombs Dub)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnVvIWt1suc
Autobots - Bullet Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIz1lDc9sTE
Kasha & Shara Nelson - U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zTAd1OBRtU
Tokamak - Set Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCBiRA_sYQ
Moseh Naim - Shooting Star

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9eb-nl9PKc
Rennie Pilgrem & BLIM - Monkfish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw-0JgN39YM
Freq Nasty - Clit Licka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEYNJj-m6Zg
Freq Nasty - Amped

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfzAYgTxoE
Freq Nasty - Thats My Style

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSDOjX984ao
Blame - Music Takes You (BLIM remix)

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Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by Restless » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:22 am

Cheers mate! Loving the Blame remix.

Ratpack used to hammer a remix of "Lock Up" around 97-02. Any idea on who was behind it?

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Re: Re: Your music choices after the scene had died..

Post by Thumpson » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:00 am

My main gripe with so-called "breaks" is that most of it doesnt actually contain any breaks..

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Post by AtomSmasher » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:12 am

Thumpson wrote:My main gripe with so-called "breaks" is that most of it doesnt actually contain any breaks..
Yeah - I think that became even truer as time went on. The 'jump up' stuff (*shudder*)that came out around 2004/2005 was a bit more breaks based though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNRjAAp81Ww

I had a few tunes like this - not really my cup of tea (a whole set of it would be unbearable) but they were good for throwing in now and again.....

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